The School of Dental Medicine at Stony Brook University, is seeking applications for a full-time 12-month, tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor with neuroscience/neurobiology research expertise in the mechanisms, prevention, modulation, or treatment of pain/neuropathies. All candidates must have a PhD degree, postdoctoral training, and active NIH funding.

The successful applicant will contribute to the teaching of basic science courses in the dental curriculum and in the graduate program. Faculty members will also participate in service at the college, university, and national levels, as appropriate for their academic rank. Finally, the successful candidate will possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various education, research, and service communities. A national competitive start-up package and customized laboratory facilities will be made available.

The research programs in the SDM includes gene/cell-based regenerative therapies, mechanisms of collagen degradation, oral and dental stem cell biology, biology of skin and mucosal grafting, wound repair, host modulation, salivary gland biology, inflammation, and oral microbiology. Dental-centered research areas include enamel and dentin bonding, dental materials, psychosocial aspects of health and illness, applications of cone-beam CT, dental implants, 3D printing, and applications of artificial intelligence in dental imaging (

Stony Brook University, an R1 university and member of the Association of American Universities, provides a highly interactive environment with extensive opportunities for collaborations within the School of Dental Medicine as well as with faculty in the School of Medicine and other schools/colleges. Its vibrant neuroscience community is distributed across several departments, centers, institutes and schools and include the Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, and pain research within the Department of Anesthesiology. Excellent molecular, transgenic, behavioral testing and imaging core facilities are available.



  • PhD degree in a related field, or PhD and DDS/DMD degree, or equivalent foreign degree(s)

  • Postdoctoral training in neurosciences

  • Active NIH funding

  • Teaching experience, within the last five years, of professional or graduate students.

  • Mentoring experience, within the last five years, of professional or graduate students.


  • Didactic and/or clinical teaching experience at a dental school.

Application Instructions

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should submit a personal statement that delineates professional qualifications for the position, description of current research interests and plan, and a teaching philosophy statement, along with curriculum vitae and three professional references. Three letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

All application materials must be submitted online. Please use the Apply Now button to begin the application process. For technical support, please visit Interfolio's Support Site or contact its Scholar Service Team at or (877) 997-8807. For questions regarding this position, please contact Maria Gundy at (631) 632-3753.

Stony Brook University is a premier employer that provides exceptional rewards, including start-up packages and medical, dental, and vision benefits. The university's competitive salaries and benefits packages include generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and more. For detailed information, visit the Stony Brook University website. For more information about the School of Dental Medicine, visit

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal and state laws. Those who need a disability-related accommodation may contact the Office of Equity and Access at (631) 632-6280.